Month: October 2018

Finding open access content

With an ever increasing focus on open access within the academic community, a continually evolving range of online services are available providing unrestricted access to current research articles. These include directories of open access journals and repositories, pre-print server collections of both peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed manuscripts, and aggregating services harvesting open access resources…

Unlocking the knowledge contained in doctoral theses

In most cases, it takes anywhere between three and five years to write a doctoral thesis and a lot of the content is original research. But until recently, once finished, bound, and the degree has been awarded, the doctoral theses would end up inaccessible to most potential readers. So where are all the theses? At…

Creative Commons licenses made easy

Creative Commons licenses enable sharing of and access to creative works, such as images, scholarly literature or music. Creative Commons in numbers The American non-profit organisation providing Creative Commons licenses was founded in 2001 1.4 billion works were available under a Creative Commons license in 2017 56% of all works available under a Creative Commons license…

Times Higher Education

Library Services are delighted to bring you access to the Times Higher Education. This allows you to keep up to date with the latest developments and news in the higher education sector. All  City staff and students can obtain access to the Times Higher Education via the Library. With our institutional subscription, you can read…

The benefits of Open Access

The principle benefits of open access were first enshrined within the visionary Budapest Open Access Initiative statement released on 14 February 2002, and are still very much alive 16 years later. The convergence of research sharing with technological distribution via the internet, it declared, would create an “unprecedented public good” by facilitating free, unrestricted, access…

Open Access Week 2018

What is it about? Open Access Week is a global event celebrating all things open access. It originally started as a local event in 2007 organised by SPARC on a few campuses in the USA. Today, International Open Access Week is held in hundreds of locations across the globe. As the Week became more established across…

Research Resource of the Month: Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is a multidisciplinary database containing full text articles, reports, conference proceedings and books in nearly every area of academic study. It is updated daily and contains articles going back as far as 1887.  Academic Search Complete articles are indexed in CityLibrary Search. It’s an EBSCOHost product, so you can search it in conjunction…